Solar and hydro are generally the first items that come to one’s mind when thinking about prominent renewable energy generation. Over 60 countries generate half of their electricity from hydropower. However, the feasibility of hydroelectricity projects is increasingly fraught with complex geopolitical problems, especially when the social, economic, and environmental effects of such projects cross state boundaries. This is exemplified by the various dispute by a range of parties along the Mekong River – a river system that traverses over six different national borders and provides for approximately 72 million people? How do you effectively and ethically organise hydro power for such a river?
This Year in Australian Foreign Affairs: 2021
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We want to make it easier for interested Australians to access key official statements about the direction of Australian international policy. Current Events in Australian Foreign Policy will identify and collate important speeches, Parliamentary statements, press releases, and media interviews given by ministers and opposition spokespeople on foreign, trade, defence, and development assistance policy.